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philip marcou

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#1 posted 05-30-2011 12:44 PM

Keep in mind that now is the age of the THIN KERF tungsten tipped saw blade. These blades require much less horse power than the common HUGE kerf many toothed tungsten tipped items.
Which of those saws you mentioned has a sliding table? THAT is more compelling option to consider, not the difference between 2 and 3 horses…..
See my old Delta-now with thin kerf blade and at 1.25hp it zips through any hardwoods I want to cut.
Whilst on the subject of boards being “thrown back”: if you stand in line with the saw blade you are destined to perform The Japanese Salute sooner rather than later no matter how many horses you have….

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